Jump to content
Willem Jansen

Fixing ACL 400ft French Magazine

Recommended Posts

After quite a long search I've finally got a French 400 magazine. I have been checking it for things that need to be fixed and have come across two so far:

 

The magazine has four rollers. From the upper two, the one on the left doesn't roll when film comes through. It occasionally does but not as much as it's supposed to do. Would oiling this be the solution? And what kind do I need and is there an instruction somewhere on how to do it?

 

The other thing is that when film comes through the magazine, it makes a squeaking sound in the take-up side and seems to hit the black plate around the sprocket holder. When I have a 100ft daylight spool on it, the film hits against the spool. I already took off the black plate and patiently bend it straight as far as I could. Could there be something else causing this?

 

I know I'm maybe better off sending it to a tech, but I wanna give it a try myself and it would save me quite some money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I remember from my days or repairing these, the take-up spindle itself can develop wear and play over time and cause some wobbling of the spindle and the the flange. New spindle parts might solve the problem. As for using a daylight spool in the mag, film scraping against it is almost unavoidable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Abel Cine



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    Visual Products



    Wooden Camera



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    CineLab



    Tai Audio



    Serious Gear



    G-Force Grips



    Rig Wheels Passport



    Ritter Battery



    Paralinx LLC



    Metropolis Post



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    FJS International



    Glidecam



    Just Cinema Gear


×
×
  • Create New...